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tv   Action News 6pm  ABC  February 9, 2016 6:00pm-6:30pm PST

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first... a former charter school... music teacher arrested. police say... it looks like -49- year-old williams crawford.... had in-appropriate contact..... with two... -12- year-old female students. the next update: the 2-15 is back open.... after a bank robbery suspect crashed.... after a high speed chase. chopper 13 fast and first.... over the scene. police say... the driver robbed a bank.... near russell and valley view..... around 1:30 this afternoon. the crash blocked traffic on the 2-15.... for about two hours. we're following a developing story tonight about something that happened here.. that's not staying here by a long shot. police say these two tourists couldn't resist a pre-valentine's day intimate moment several hundred feet off the ground.. for everyone to see. (if you're an adult.. you know what we're talking
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the cabins on the high roller. 13 action news reporter bryan callahan is learning more about the sky- high sex-capade. bryan. it's hard to miss the highroller when it's all lit up at night but it's what was happening inside one of those cabins last friday afternoon that caught the attention of security and then police. the arrest report says security first noticed scardianos and police are getting closer to finding the driver while playing in the street sunday.... near lake mead and pecos. police say... new leads are helping.... with the investigation... but... neighbors want more.... than just an arrest. they spoke with action news reporter.... michael burton.... he joins us live with more.... on what needs to be done.... to keep this from happening. michael... an eyewitness tells us that the driver was going so fast that when he hit the girl - her body flew and slammed into this
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on bended knee - neighbors pray that two-year-old evelyn green is resting in peace. "it was just a total mess, you know? she wasn't breathing. her heart wasn't beating. it was very scary." according to police - the two year old was attending a super-bowl gathering at this duplex on a residential road. today - we spoke with one of the women who live here. "all of a sudden i just heard screaming and she was running in with the baby." she - is evelyn's mother vicki - who was understandably emotional at a vigil last night - organized by the neighborhood. "my baby just turned 2. that man took my baby and left." some witnesses tell 13 action action news that the young girl wasn't being watched. but - susan taurisano - who lives in the duplex - says that she was. "they were monitored. they were all together. they were walking as a family. when we tried to talk to the victim's mother today - she was
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drivers speed down this street all the time. "they just zoom, you know? i watch this kids all the time and they just zoom down the street." another neighbor agrees. "they should put something on the street, you know? there's a lot of family around here. some speed bumps, you know? something. they should do something about this." one neighbor even stood where it happened for hours today - begging drivers to slow down. "she's a little girl. that's sad. i have kids. and if my kids would die that would break my heart." live tag: the women i spoke with today plan to create a petition - and urge the city of north las vegas to build speed bumps along this road - because there are two many young children who live here. reporting live - michael burton - channel 13 action news. some tense moments overnight when the walmart at nellis and
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police say someone wrote a bomb threat on the wall in the women's restroom. k-9 units were called out and searched the building before giving the all-clear. during the search.. the situation was so chaotic.. we had viewers reaching out to us to find out what was happening. nicole barbon, forced to leave walmart 02-09-16 skype interview 00:10:02-00:10:11 "all i was thinking was am i going to have to shield my son. sadly that's the first thing that came to mind was i don't hear guns, but am i going to." some shoppers say it was so traumatic.. they don't want to go back. new at six.. we all know to call 9-1-1 in an
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but last week.. that system went down for about 6-hours. so we want to know how that could happen? contact 13 chief investigator darcy spears was already digging into problems with metro's new 9-1-1 system before that outage. tonight.. she's still on the hunt for answers. darcy standup: last tuesday, the life-line we all depend on failed. now, a full week later, we still don't know what caused the problem or what can be done to prevent it. metro's 9-1-1 lines stopped ringing on february second from about three to nine p.m. for somewhere between 30 to 50 minutes, the system was simply dead--with callers either being dropped or getting a busy signal. when they finally got calls re-routed to henderson and north las vegas, both cities saw much higher than normal call volumes. contact 13 has learned several 9-1- 1 systems across the country have gone down recently. we asked metro---what happened to ours, but we're still
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we also reached out to airbus communications--the vendor behind the new 9-1-1 system. they told us last week they're investigating the outage, but no answers from them yet either. darcy stand-up: last week, county commissioner steve sisolak responded to our reports about families kept on hold as precious minutes ticked away during medical emergencies. that was long before the outage occurred. sisolak told us staffing and funding is not the problem and he asked the sheriff for a full investigation. so far, he hasn't learned anything new. when it's a matter of life and death, 9-1-1 is where you go for help. so we won't give up unitl we get answers. darcy spears 13 action news. and we have some new information just in from metro. they're now telling 13-action news they hope to know what caused tuesday's outage in the next few days. darcy will pass that along to you.. as soon as we hear back. an antique store.... in the arts district robbed!!!
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police are looking for the thief! this all happened.... at the store.... near charleston and las vegas boulevard. investigators say... the suspect got away with.... some antique ivory! no word yet..... on how much that was all worth. but we know.... it's expensive... because recent laws have limited.... both the buying and selling of elephant ivory. new at six... 13 action news is getting a look..... at the some of the new products at a new pot store opening.... on tropicana near lindell. action news reporter..... marissa kynaston gives us an inside look.... and... shows us... why this dispensary will be different. take pkg sot armen yemenidjian, co- owner essence cannabis dispensary we have a huge focus on the patients this is the newest medical marijuana dispensary in the valley-- but co-owner armen says-- this one-- is different. sot armen we're not just a cannabis company, we want to be part of the patients life and one way to do that-- is through the variety of their products. he says sometimes their patients are older-- suffering from arthritis-- or even chronic pain-- and they may not
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more traditional forms of cannabis. so thats why he says-- theyll have several unique products that even grandma-- can be treated with. sot armen we're actually working with a chef now to create recipes, so when you buy this canni-butter, you'll have recipes to go along with it. and grandma-- or any other patient for that matter-- wont be left alone to figure out their medication and dosage. essence hired a full time nurse to walk patients through their treatment process-- something armen says-- is unique to the valley. sot armen she will actually meet with patients on a one on one basis to help them with their dosing and their best practices marissa tag essence cannabis dispensary will be having their grand opening on february 17-- and patients are invited. reporting on tropicana-- mk-- 13an. live look outside right now at the strip.. and it's safe to say a lot of tourists are completely awestruck at our weather right now..
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13- weather first chief meteorologist bryan scofield is here to let us know if we could be looking at some record highs? bryan. we remain on track for continued warm weather as high pressure remains in control of the forecast. high temps will top out in the low to mid 70s through the weekend and into the start to next week. we are running 10+ degrees above average for this time of year, and high temps will be very close to record highs on wednesday and friday. the d-m-v is putting more
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into the virtual waiting in line system..... it got rid of last summer... over long wait times!!! this is an update to a story.... you asked us to investigate. here's contact 13 investigative reporter.... stephanie zepelin. you might remember dash pash, which let customers check in to a virtual dmv line. you might also remember the dmv scrapped that program last summer. the state board of examiners voted today to put more money into the contract with the vendor, q-less. they're putting in three hundred thousand dollars more,, upping to contract to more than eight hundred thousand. q-less' dash pass service let you check in online, and come to the dmv when there was an open window for you. the dmv said it made wait times longer because some of those people never showed up.....but q-less disagreed. and... when "you ask.... we investigate". if you have a story....
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to investigate let us know... e-mail 13investigates@ktnv.c om.... with your phone number. the world's largest superbook.. in las vegas is getting evenbigger. the westgate opened its newly renovated superbook this afternoon with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. the improvements include 44-hundred square feet of hd video screes.. an expanded betting menu.. and a smartphone app so you can make wagers from home. still ahead.. new england is getting buried in new again tonight. plus.. caught on camera. 13 action news gets some new video of an apparent 'porch pirate' making the rounds in a las vegas neighborhood. and... steep prices! taxi cabs accused of price gouging..
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just hours ago... a woman living near 215 and lone mountain.... posted this.... onto facebook. she's mad..... because of what happening's right here: crooks roll up.... hop out of the car.... and... head straight to the mail packages... left there.... in the driveway. this happened... just a few hours ago... so... the crooks haven't had the goods.... for very long. cab companies are on the defense tonight.... after a report that riders were overcharged.... by -47- million dollars.... last year. 13 action news reporter.... david schuman is live at mccarran airport.... where travelers are dealing with the prices first-hand.
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a government audit came up with that 47-million dollar number. it's been a black eye for the cab industry...and it's making a difference to the drivers' bottom lines. 16:15:53 sam moffitt, yellow checker star cab driver "it's absurd how much they get for a credit card fee. three dollars?" that's coming from one of the drivers. sam moffitt says excessive fees are hurting him and his colleagues. 16:16:24 "many of the passengers think that this three dollars is part of the driver's tip, when actually it's nothing." a three dollar charge doesn't sound like much...but a state audit found it contributes a significant amount to 47-million dollars in overcharges a year. cab companies are standing up to justify their prices. 14:14:47 jason awad, lucky cab owner "they made it look like the industry is bilking the public. this is absolutely false." jason awad of lucky cab says the audit data is misleading. he explains that the fees pay for the card swipe machines....and he calls for an independent review of the industry. 14:24:22 "this purely has been
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so-called greedy owners who want to gouge the public, which is not true." taxicab authority board members didn't return our phone calls. the owner of lucky cab said if any change is to be made...it has to be done with careful examination. he compared it to a doctor's visit --- you can't just go into surgery immediately afterr the first diagnosis. reporting live..david schuman..13 action news. light snow continues to fall on central pennsylvania..
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looking at 4-6 inches already on the ground. the snow is expected to stop around midnight.. but forecasters say people across pennsylvania can now brace for some freezing temperatures. in oklahoma.. the story was high winds. this is video from lake hefner.. where some serious high waves were crashing over a break wall. the forecast called for wind gusts of up to 23 miles per hour. we remain on track for continued warm weather as high pressure remains in control of the forecast.
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low to mid 70s through the weekend and into the start to next week. we are running 10+ degrees above average for this time of year, and high temps will be very close to record highs on wednesday and friday. overnight lows will run in the upper 40s for the next seven days, which is also warm for this time of year. expect plenty of sunshine through the weekend and breezy winds on sunday for valentine's day. a pacific system could bring us additional cloud cover and chances for rain tuesday afternoon and wednesday morning of next week.
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for the latest consumer news...
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the sellers... of a weight-loss pill are busted for what's being called... "deceptive conduct." under a settlement with the f-t-c... "sale slash l-l-c"... and -5- other defendants... must stop using spam e-mails... and websites with phony celebrity endorsements... to promote its supposed.... weight-loss products. assets.. will be returned to customers... supplements. job hunters still have time to make it to an expedia job fair this evening. more on that.. plus.. it's hard to lose fat!!! but... out.. doctors have a new tool.... to help you scuplt your body!!! i can go in and out and i can still go on with my daily activities afterwards. how much this kind of treatment costs... coming up.
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ieting and working out.....
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want!!! abc's marci gonzalez shows us... a new option called.... "body sculpting". script: for millions - this - and this- and this- just never seem to go away? no matter how much they diet?or hit the gym.. gym nats but now doctors across the country say?losing stubborn fat specifically from those problem areas?is as easy?as this: nat machine beeping/clicking on with some cool new technologies - nat machine beeping/clicking on heating up the body-sculpting industry? some freezing?others melting away- fat cells with no surgery- and no pain? with procedures so fast?they can be done over a lunch break 0:56 patient nm: i can go in and out and i can still go on with my daily activities afterwards. natasha miami has already lost a pants size?after one "sculpsure" treatment? and is back - for another?hoping to firm up even more? patient 3:36 nm: it's life changing sculpsure has only been
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since then doctor lawrence bass says his patients?both women- and men have seen huge results?that last. sot 17:15 dr. bass dr. b: we heat the fat up enough to make the fat cells miserable and kill them. that fat then is removed from the body over a month or two. mg: "those fat cells are gone for good? 14:26 "yes those fat cells are gone suzanne scheck had similar results - with another non-surgical treatment called "cool-sculpting"... that destroys fat cells?by freezing them... clip name: skinney spa patient 130328 i noticed i could fit into the pants better, that's really, that's pretty amazing. and this- isn't just for the waist-line? 12:22 jolie this is a really great way to improve the look of your profile pricing for these hot and cold treatments generally start at around a thousand dollars? abc news senior medical contributor doctor jen ashton says - since these are fda approved,treatments- the risks are minimal? but - she stresses these treatments aren't for weight-loss? just body shaping. and she urges some caution..
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do your research and most of all have realistic expectations. but patients who tell us - their expectations were met... are now ready to trade winter coats for bathing suits- with only one complaint... 130721 suzanne how come this wasn't 20 years ago that we had this. that's all i want to know. mg abc news ny a look at who's hiring right now: expedia is hosting a job fair in the grand ballroom at the suncoast. it will continue through 8:00. be sure to bring your resume.. and be ready for an interview on the spot. breaking news.. coming up.... on action news.... live at 6:30.. a dispute over rent money.. now... one person is dead and the shooters.... on the lose!!!
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